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This is awesome because:
To the Hindu, the cow symbolizes all other creatures. The cow is a symbol of the Earth, the nourisher, the ever-giving, undemanding provider. The cow represents life and the sustenance of life. The cow is so generous, taking nothing but water, grass and grain. It gives and gives and gives of its milk, as does the liberated soul give of his spiritual knowledge. The cow is so vital to life, the virtual sustainer of life, for many humans. The cow is a symbol of grace and abundance. Veneration of the cow instils in Hindus the virtues of gentleness, receptivity and connectedness with nature.
Calling Google shady now is BS. This is and has been established behavior for Google since Gingerbread.
I don't personally use Google devices (snip)
Thanks for making the rest of your argument totally invalid.
Established and known issues aren't shady. Shady means hidden and deceptive. Google has never been a friend of privacy. This is also well known.
As for your question about apple and M$. Yes, One-drive and IOS do upload without knowledge. The fact IOS did this as default was discovered during the fappening. M$ has been doing this since 2000.
The rest was ignorance that reconfirmed the invalidity of your argument.
Okay, I'm a software developer and I see where the usability problem is. The problem is that the program didn't make it clear that the backup was a system option and not a local option.
How do you know this? This sound like an "I'm an idiot and do things I don't understand! Why didn't you protect me from myself?!" kind of question. If the user had been even moderately intelligent about this stuff, then they should have known why it did what it did, and added that into the summary. They didn't, and made it quite clear that they think this is Google trying to steal their photos, rather than themselves making a mistake with their settings.
It could have been a 40 point font warning that required the entire thing to be read before dismissing, and a lot of users would still not remember seeing it. I hardly think that because the user didn't realize what was going on, that it makes this a usability problem.
If I could only give you mod points. Your statement is incredibly true. and My solution to PEBKAC has always been to remove the chair.
Enough with the stupid analogies and defending Google. When you uninstall an app, all app-specific components should be deleted, including any background running programs, not just the user facing GUI program.
The photo uploader was not deleted and the question remains whether this was intentional and malicious to allow Google access to photos it was no longer authorized or entitled to.
You are misunderstanding something very basic. You believe that what you put on your phone is yours and yours alone. You are wrong.
As along as you HAVE a Google account, GOOGLE IS AUTHORIZED to access to photos and other content on the android phone. Go read your account info.
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